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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 66-70 Nov 15, 2012

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50ยบ degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 3 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    Just about to go under the knife lolI was told

    to be nil by mouth from the day before . This health care assistant ask why I never took my regular tablets today I needed to say that I I'm nill my mouth she got a bit annoyed and said I must not skip taking my medication . I showed her the nil my mouth instructions (not even...
    roastlamb roastlamb 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8.

    Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more ๐Ÿ˜œ
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10, 2014

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 10 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Bro1680 Bro1680 31-35, F Aug 1

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    On the 19th I had my first lower lumbar surgery.

    I broke my back November 11, 2012. I'm scared now. after the surgery the surgeon stated that I will need it fused in a matter of years. I'm have been so independent even after the injury. I find it so hard to ask for help to pick things up off the floor. Or to even put on socks...
    BrandiLyn09 BrandiLyn09 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    well, not technicall yet

    but i will be having spinal surgery on the 25th. i am getting screws and bone graft (from my hip) into the two fractures i have. i am wondering uf anyone who has had back surgery has any advice... i am nervous!
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F Aug 15

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    and going to do it soon - this week its pretty normal for me and use it for two reasons - head pain in one area due to some damage from infections and beauty routine - vanity and...
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    I have had weird moments.. A day ago, I was at a block party seated somewhere eating barbecue. I thought, "Wow, great! Free barbecue!" ^^ .. but it came at the price of receiving...
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    after my dad passed away, one night he came to me in my sleep. he told me that there really is a heaven, and it is a wonderful place and the streets really are paved with gold...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    I thought he loved me, I thought he cared, When I looked into his eyes I thought it was love that I could see, I thought I was held in high regard in his life, He told me I...
    Mfudgie Mfudgie 31-35, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had the worst experience I have ever had last night with friends cause we was sat have a laugh and I decided to go home early because I wanted to see my dad before he went to...
    ljayymale ljayymale 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Howdy! I was born in 1961 with several congenital defects, most corrected by surgery. Soon after birth, the medical staff saw immediately I had both a heart defect and a fistula...
    just2curious2 just2curious2 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    Had it last night. I've been experiencing it since I was 11. I'm 15 now and have had it a total of 10 times throughout the these four years. I'll tell you about the three most...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had sex in a parking lot at a county lake bent over the seat of my truck in the middle of the day.
    Sunkitten Sunkitten 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    to be honest most of my sexual encounters have been one night stands. i've only had a handful of boyfriends/casual partners. when i'm not working at the bar i work at i usually go...
    amylfs92 amylfs92 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 24

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    My first experience with the spirit world was when I was around six years old. My father was stationed in Germany, and one day, my parents took me to Dachau. Maybe it wasn't the...
    al13ngr33n al13ngr33n 31-35, F Aug 24

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    I had gastric bypass on 7/13/15. Surgically the procedure went well. Everything healed really fast and the pain went away within 2 weeks. I've lost over 50 pounds in under 6 weeks...
    LETICIA2000 LETICIA2000 31-35, F Aug 24

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    And the investigations start again. my nerve pain is going higher up my back. My sensation is reducing and tingling in my hands arms etc. so havs a Spinal lumber xray scedualed...
    thesunshineparty thesunshineparty 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Ashamed about this but it still massively turns me on.... Was away on a course for work - it was a two day thing and we were all in the bar in the evening -- everyone was very...
    tk421helmet tk421helmet 36-40, M Aug 23

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    hello everyone! I'm very excited to be here, and to have found support for gastric bypass. I am having surgery on 09/16/15 and I am SO scared! I only have two people who support my...
    cameoanne cameoanne 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I had met a guy on an online dating site and we saw each other for 14 weeks. It wasn't regular because we lived a couple of hours apart and he was away with his job a lot. But we...
    Ali226 Ali226 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I have a question about controlling bipolar disorder and ECT. I am currently on a mood stabilizer and two antipsychotics and still stuggle with depression. Has anyone been able to...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    So last week, my uncle passes away in his sleep. He had a heart attack. I will miss him. Funeral is tomorrow....
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I had my surgery 6 days ago. It was the most painful thing I think I have ever gone through.My first back surgery was over half my life ago, so I don't really have too many good...
    bluepinky12 bluepinky12 31-35, F Aug 21

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    Had spinal fusion Monday the 17th anterior and some screws , pedicles posteriorly . L5 S1 Got home last night . Trying to get comfortable in my own bed , it's hard , feel my legs...
    zoezoejayne zoezoejayne 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I Had Sex With The Wife of A friend. Its my ever strange experience in my life. Read the story in Comments below !
    oldmushroom oldmushroom 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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